Campaign 2012: How low can you go?
August 14th, 2012
03:52 PM ET
2 years ago

Campaign 2012: How low can you go?

(CNN) - To listen to some Republicans, one might think President Barack Obama is doing the limbo.

"The Obama Campaign has reached a new low," declared Mitt Romney campaign Press Secretary Andrea Saul in a Tuesday statement battering Vice President Joe Biden, who at a speech earlier Tuesday said Romney would deregulate the financial sector and "put y'all back in chains."
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Filed under: 2012 • Mitt Romney • President Obama
August 14th, 2012
03:36 PM ET
2 years ago

Ryan embraces 'regular guy' routine on the stump in Colorado

Lakewood, Colorado (CNN) – Republican vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan is rapidly emerging as an everyman foil to his ticket mate Mitt Romney, whose blue blood bearing has never quite resonated with grassroots conservatives.

Ryan has made repeated allusions to his regular guy interests during his rollout as Romney's running mate, talking up his fondness for bow-hunting, Wisconsin beer and the Green Bay Packers.
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Filed under: 2012 • Colorado • Paul Ryan
Democrats tie Republican candidates to Ryan plan in competitive races
August 14th, 2012
03:14 PM ET
2 years ago

Democrats tie Republican candidates to Ryan plan in competitive races

(CNN) – The House Democratic campaign arm is pouncing on the opportunity to peg Republican congressional candidates to Rep. Paul Ryan of Wisconsin and his controversial budget plan.

The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee announced Tuesday it began making robo calls to 50 districts where they say incumbent Republicans are vulnerable in this year's elections.
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Filed under: 2012 • 2012 VP Pick • House • Paul Ryan • Republicans
August 14th, 2012
03:11 PM ET
2 years ago

Obama links Seamus to windmills

Oskaloosa, Iowa (CNN) – Kicking off the second day of his three-day bus tour across Iowa, President Obama shifted his message from drought relief to renewable energy, and even found a way to connect wind power to Mitt Romney's now-infamous dog Seamus.

Speaking in a state that gets 20 percent of its electricity from wind power, Obama on Tuesday criticized his Republican rival Mitt Romney for opposing tax credits for renewable energy companies.


Filed under: Energy • Mitt Romney • President Obama
Romney campaign takes to airwaves with Medicare response
August 14th, 2012
03:04 PM ET
2 years ago

Romney campaign takes to airwaves with Medicare response

(CNN) - Mitt Romney's campaign is taking their pushback on Democratic attacks on Paul Ryan's Medicare plan from the campaign trail and surrogate interviews to the commercial breaks.

The Republican presidential campaign announced Tuesday that they're going up with a new TV ad that claims that President Barack Obama's cut more than $700 billion from Medicare.
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Filed under: 2012 • Ads • Medicare
August 14th, 2012
03:01 PM ET
2 years ago

Romney mines for votes, digs at Obama in coal country

Beallsville, Ohio (CNN) - Mitt Romney criticized President Obama over his record on coal Tuesday in a speech heavier on attacks than policy specifics.

The presumptive GOP nominee traveled through winding roads deep into Eastern Ohio coal country to deliver his remarks to hundreds of miners standing in uniform outside the Century Mine in Beallsville.
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Filed under: 2012 • Mitt Romney
August 14th, 2012
02:55 PM ET
2 years ago

Paul Ryan's Gen X sensibilities an asset

Washington (CNN) – Republican vice-presidential hopeful and conservative star Paul Ryan kicks back with locally brewed beers while listening to '90s-era grunge music. He's the first member of Generation X to be named to a major party ticket.

Ryan's up-by-your-bootstraps personality doesn't exactly match the ennui expressed by the grunge bands of his youth - he was voted "biggest brown-noser" in high school, after all. But his economic and political perspectives, like those of many of his generation, were formed in part by the fiscally conservative Reaganomics principles of his childhood and the stark realities of entering a post-college job market during the 1990s recession and dot-com boom and bust.

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Filed under: 2012 • Paul Ryan
Obama ad: 'Get real, Mitt'
August 14th, 2012
02:52 PM ET
2 years ago

Obama ad: 'Get real, Mitt'

(CNN) - Mitt Romney's suggestion that students struggling to pay for higher education should ask their parents for help was met with a tough retort in an ad released Tuesday from President Barack Obama's campaign: 'Get real.'

In the 30-second spot that the campaign says will air in Colorado, Iowa, Nevada, Ohio and Virginia, Romney is shown saying: "Take a risk, get the education, borrow money if you have to from your parents."
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Filed under: Education • Mitt Romney • President Obama
Study to focus on political advertising and Latinos
August 14th, 2012
12:51 PM ET
2 years ago

Study to focus on political advertising and Latinos

Washington (CNN)–– Latinos are being targeted by both campaigns for their vote this November, but are the candidates targeting them in the most effective way?

The United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce and the Kantar Media/Campaign Media and Analysis Group launched a project on Tuesday, 'Speak Our Language: Spanish Political Media,' to "seek to ensure that political candidates prioritize Spanish language political campaign advertising in a manner that is proportionate to how critical the Hispanic vote is to so many races across the country during the cycle."
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Filed under: 2012
August 14th, 2012
12:24 PM ET
2 years ago

Biden: Romney's Wall Street will 'put y'all back in chains'

(CNN) – Vice President Joe Biden leveled a heavy charge at Mitt Romney on Tuesday, arguing the presumptive GOP nominee's proposed policies on Wall Street reform would be detrimental for Americans.

"(Romney) is going to let the big banks once again write their own rules, unchain Wall Street," Biden said at a campaign event in Danville, Virginia. "He is going to put y'all back in chains."
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Filed under: 2012 • Joe Biden • Mitt Romney • Wall Street
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